from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An epidermal scale, as that associated with dandruff.
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- n. a particle of dandruff
- n. dandruff
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Scurf; dandruff.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, dandruff; scurf; porrigo; in the plural, scales like bran, as of the skin.
Latin, bran, scales.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin furfur ("bran"), reduplication of *fur, from *gʰur-, metathesis of Proto-Indo-European *gʰrus- (compare Lithuanian grū́sti ("to grind (barley)"), Ancient Greek χρως (chrōs, "skin, husk")). (Wiktionary)